Salvation – The Image of Justification

As I said, The wonderful salvation that Jesus purchased for us is so very great!. The bible uses four images to describe that salvation. The second image is the immage of ‘ JUSTIFICATION ‘. This word IS A LEGAL term used in the court room. It means …..
to justify is to declare righteous, to make one right with God. God’s Justification declares those who receive Christ to be righteous. They are declared righteous ( NOT GUILTY) before God because Christ’s righteousness is added to their account.

When we are saved though we are MORE THAN DECLARED NOT GUILTY. We actually are given the very righteousness of Christ.

Second Corinthians chapter 5, verse 21 says these words ……

2 Cor 5:21 – For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

2 Cor 5:21 – Yaong hindi nakakilala ng kasalanan ay kaniyang inaring may sala dahil sa atin: upang tayo’y maging sa kaniya’y katuwiran ng Dios.

Today if you put your Trust in Jesus you can say confidently, “I am the righteousness of God”. You can say, “I am not covered with sin and shame.
I am no longer cursed. I am blessed because Jesus took my sin”.

he main passage describing justification is Romans 3:21-26:
“But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished—he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.”

Jesus sacrifice covers our sin. God sees us as perfect and unblemished. Because as believers we are in Christ. God sees Christ’s own righteousness when He looks at us. This meets God’s demands for perfection; thus, He declares us righteous—He justifies us.

Romans 5:18-19 sums it up well: “Consequently, just as the result of one trespass was condemnation for all men, so also the result of one act of righteousness was justification that brings life for all men. For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.” It is because of justification that the peace of God can rule in our lives. It is because of justification that believers can have assurance of salvation. It is the fact of justification that enables God to begin the process of sanctification—the process by which God makes us in reality what we already are positionally. “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1).

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